Counseling & Consultation

JFCS is providing  teletherapy services during the pandemic. Please call 415-449-1212 for help.

At JFCS, helping people successfully meet life’s challenges is part of our enduring tradition. Among the many services we offer is counseling for individuals of all ages, couples, and families.

Knowledgeable about the best practices in the mental health field, our clinicians take a practical approach to helping clients with their particular concerns. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

We provide expert support and guidance from everyday issues to complex mental health challenges, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Grief or loss
  • Loneliness
  • Marital stress and couples counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Family challenges
  • Significant life transitions, such as divorce, separation, job loss, or illness
  • Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
  • Other conditions relating to emotional well-being
  • Therapy for children and teens through JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth

Please call 415-449-1212 to discuss your needs with a counselor.

Our Therapists

Beth Berkowitz, Psy.D
Areas of Expertise:  treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and challenging behavioral problems, or who have experience trauma or separation.

Robyn Bloom, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: treatment for adults, couples and families: anxiety, depression, trauma, career and life transitions, financial challenges, separation, divorce, parenting and co-parenting support, loss and grief. Certified premarital counseling, Prepare/Enrich, helping couples build resilient relationships. Specialties include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Positive Parenting and Co-parenting support.

Alyse Clayman, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: general parenting issue, children and families coping with significant life changes, acting-out behaviors, attention struggles, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorder

Mimi Ezray, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: Children, adolescents, families; children with special needs, school issues, depression, anxiety, grief, single parenting, adoption parenting issues, life transition issues.

Robyn Matlon, Psy.D
Areas of Expertise: psychological assessments of children for a range of issues, including learning, attention, and memory challenges, as well as struggles with social-emotional or behavioral functioning; play therapy, child development, attachment, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and PTSD

Ellie Pelc, Psy.D
Areas of Expertise: early child (0 – 5), latency-age child (6 – 12), adolescents (13 – 17), and families: anxiety, depression, impact of family adjustments or trauma, disruptive behavior, anger, conflict, adoption/attachment issues. Psychological assessment and testing for learning issues, attention and memory challenges, and emotional functioning.

Maneesh Saini, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: therapy with children and adolescents who are acting out in home, school, or in the community, childhood bereavement, children of divorced/separated parents.

Jackie Sage, MFT
Areas of Expertise: psychotherapy and coaching for children, teens, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, and family transitions.

Laura Silverstein, MFT
Areas of Expertise: individuals, Families, youth, disabled adults, Intensive medical case management, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma-informed care, homelessness, substance abuse, healing and transformation

Vera Vasey, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: psychotherapy for adults with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, other disorders, family stress due to caregiving for seniors or children with mental health and/or substance dependence issues.

Jasmin Zeger, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: counseling and case management services to children, adults and seniors.

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